View Poll Results: How much would you pay for a rescue dog?

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  • Over $400

    5 11.11%
  • $300-400

    17 37.78%
  • Under $300

    22 48.89%
  • Nothing - I wouldn't have a rescue

    1 2.22%
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Thread: Rescue Fees

  1. #81

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    People who don't have that sort of cash laying around don't bother desexxing, microchipping, registering, worming, grooming, putting them in boarding kennels when they need to go away, paying for expensive surgery when they break a leg or get an eye problem.. the list goes on. Not having money is one of the MAIN reasons these dogs are in rescue in the first place.

    nuff said.
    OK , I really have to say something here.

    Just because a person does not have $300 laying around does in no way mean that they can not or will not bother doing all the responsible things that are needed.

    Hell , I don't just have $300 'laying' around , wish I did

    But the argument of the low income meaning low care is very wrong and very narrow minded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by culprit View Post
    I will play the devils advocate here as all the agreeing is making me look for a bucket.
    Interesting comment. It shows that you obviously suffer from a defiance syndrome. That'll win you a load of friends on these types of forums - not.

    Many people simply viewed fees legalised extortion. Pay it or if the animal does not get rescued it's going to die.

    You should be encouraging people, charging $300 + is not small change and in most cases it’s most likely a poor workers wage. Sure you have to cover costs but you also have to understand people simply don't have that sort of cash lying around.
    There is overwhelming evidence that in today's society, pets are viewed as a 'want' where money is not neccessarily a deterrant.

    Canvas your local pet shop and find me a dog that has a price on it that is less than $600. The average price of a pup in pet shops in NSW is approximately $800.

    The market can and does sustain a much higher price than what some on the board believe or choose to accept. I know without doubt that if I wanted to charge a fee double what I was for my rescue Pugs, I could and I would still be overwhelmed with adoption applications.
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  3. #83

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Interesting comment. It shows that you obviously suffer from a defiance syndrome. That'll win you a load of friends on these types of forums - not.



    There is overwhelming evidence that in today's society, pets are viewed as a 'want' where money is not neccessarily a deterrant.

    Canvas your local pet shop and find me a dog that has a price on it that is less than $600. The average price of a pup in pet shops in NSW is approximately $800.

    The market can and does sustain a much higher price than what some on the board believe or choose to accept. I know without doubt that if I wanted to charge a fee double what I was for my rescue Pugs, I could and I would still be overwhelmed with adoption applications.
    Anne, I don't need any more friends I have plenty. If I wanted friends the last place I would seek them on is the internet.

    The last time I looked this is a "forum" and the definition of a forum in layman's terms is "a public meeting or assembly for open discussion"
    What I have noticed in my short term use is many posters decide to toe the line so they don’t offend anyone as they have seen posters get attacked for having an alternative view. Surprise Surprise. As you can see the thought police have never bothered me.

    As for your puppy prices, a few doors away from my work there is a pet franchise and they have puppies in there from $100 upwards and no price over $300. NSW is more expensive it seems, well it always is when I am there.


    If you feel that doubling your fee will not stop people adopting these pets can I suggest that you do a trial for a month and do that and see if there is any change. You must have an average amount that you adopt out so you should know the result after a month. As you suggest it's not about the money so it should not be an issue.

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    A little egotistical aren't you. Who are you to declare you know that people 'toe the line' so they don't end up in a debate? Pfft.

    You're quite a little treasure aren't you.

    People agree because they share a common opinion. You seem to have an aversion to people behaving harmoniously.

    I don't need to do anything in order to satisfy your opinion. I know my rescue, I know my market.
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  5. #85

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    Anne, if you wish to have a forum where you have only people that agree with you and share the same opinions. I suggest you open your own forum and let them fill out a questionnaire to gain approval. Then you can live in your own little world.
    Nothing on the terms and conditions on this site states I have to agree with you and everyone else. As far as egotistical goes, I feel it's the pot calling the kettle back here.
    I don't need to gain acceptance from you or anyone else as far as my views go, that's the good thing about living in a democracy.

    As far as toeing the line goes, the same people that private message me saying they agree with me but won't say anything for fear of being ostracised.

    Nothing about doubling your fees as a trial? Why? You may lose business?

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    It has nothing to do with agreement but more to do with your egotistical attitude and arrogance. Your opening line in this thread sums up everything about you on this forum that I have witnessed thus far.

    Sadly, you seem too filled with your own self importance to notice that myself, and several others, are finding you tedious and argumentative.

    Run along now and take your belligerent attitude with you, you bore me.
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    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
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    Saucer of milk anyone?

  8. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    It has nothing to do with agreement but more to do with your egotistical attitude and arrogance. Your opening line in this thread sums up everything about you on this forum that I have witnessed thus far.

    Sadly, you seem too filled with your own self importance to notice that myself, and several others, are finding you tedious and argumentative.

    Run along now and take your belligerent attitude with you, you bore me.
    Yes Anne, heaven forbid someone has a different view than you.

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    Yes Puggerup , you best back peddle so you are not on the outer. Keep agreeing to everything that is what they want.

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    Culprit, I have defended you in another post and the treatment you received, however, it would appear you are only here to cause trouble. I don't know whether the welcome you received has encouraged you to be so argumentative, maybe yes, maybe you are just like to be confrontational.

    We do have differences of opinion on this forum but it sounds very much like the only reason you posted on this thread was because you wanted to disagree for the sake of it, not because you genuinely believed in what you were posting.
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